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Plains Midstream provides $2000 to enhance firefighter training facility

by Sylene Argent

Ian Forster, Community Relations Advisor with Plains Midstream Canada, presented Essex Fire & Rescue with a $2000 donation on Tuesday morning to enhance the local firefighter training facility.

“Plains Midstream Canada is a part of the community. We want to ensure we’re supporting emergency services in areas we operate,” Forster said.

The funds, Deputy Fire Chief Rick Malott said, will go towards purchasing likely six new windows at the firefighting training facility, which is located adjacent to Essex’s Pollution Control Plant on North Malden Road and Highway # 3.

Fire rescue services from around Essex County, along with the St. Clair College Firefighting program, utilize the facility to train their personnel.

If any funds are left over, new doors for the facility will be purchased as well.

Essex Fire Chief Rick Arnel was pleased to accept the donation on behalf of Essex Fire & Rescue, and noted it will assist in training many firefighters throughout the County.

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